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Thoughtless Thursday: Adobo Beef Burritos

January 28, 2010

On my recent trip to Kansas City, my pal Christine introduced me to Penzey’s Spices.  It was love at first sniff.  An entire store devoted to spices.  Ugh.  Heaven.  One of my acquisitions on this trip was Adobo Spice.  Now this is not related to the spicy sauce in which chipotle peppers come in a can (which I also adore).  According to the website this is a mix of garlic, onion, Tellicherry black pepper, Mexican oregano, cumin, and cayenne red pepper.  It smells lovely.  For my first dish, I decided to go with something simple, using it as a rub on a piece of chuck roast, then shredding the meat for burritos.  Hubby and I both declared this a winner, though we unanimously agree that these burritos cry out for salsa (we were out).  I also took the leftovers and made a variant of my taco soup, which was also amazing.  No nutrition info for this one (I’ve been sick, so I didn’t calculate it).  Enjoy! 


  • 1.75-2 pound chuck roast (or other beef roast)
  • 2 teaspoons Adobo spice mix
  • whole wheat tortillas
  • sour cream
  • fiesta mix shredded cheese
  • salsa


  1. Apply the Adobo spice to your meat and allow to soak in overnight.
  2. Move to crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Shred the beef using a pair of forks.
  4. Build your burritos layering cheese, beef, sour cream, and salsa, then rolling, careful to tuck one end so that the filling doesn’t fall out.
  5. Enjoy!  This would go well with Mexican rice or black beans.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 11:36 pm

    Wow easy peasy. This makes me want to run out and buys some adobo spice.

    • Kait Nolan permalink
      January 30, 2010 12:17 am

      If you live somewhere that’s not the back of beyond, I’m told that Goya makes one that’s available in grocery stores in the ethnic section. And Penzey’s has a website you can order from. I really liked the flavor of this. It was very subtle, but lovely.

  2. Cindy permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:38 am

    Hi Kait:

    These look wonderful. Simply and tasty…and with cheese!

    I’ve never heard of Adobo spice, but I see it’s lookely based on a blend of chipotle with oregano, salt and pepper? I have a really good chipotle -mango seasoning I bet would be Just The Things here!

    Gosh, I’m starving.

    • Kait Nolan permalink
      February 1, 2010 11:41 am

      Now you’re making me hungry…

  3. Cindy permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:39 am

    Simple. I mean simple.

  4. Cindy permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:41 am

    Oops, me again. I see you listed the ingredietns of Adobo, sorry. (blushes) I was scrolling, I only read what was below the photo.

  5. tastyeatsathome permalink
    February 10, 2010 2:01 pm

    I love the sound of this. Chuck roast, well-seasoned, makes such a mouth-watering tender taco filling! Yum.

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